NavDash events are considered as sprint orienteering events. These are short distance (2–3.5 kms), usually held in a small, compact area with complex features, such as the buildings and passages of a university campus. While the navigation skills required are relatively easy – even for novices – at a slow jog or walking pace, the more serious competitors try to run their course at high speed. This makes the navigation much more demanding and it is easy to make small mistakes of a few seconds, which makes all the difference in these fast events!
Registration and Event starts times:
Usually Sunday NavDash events are held at the following times.
Registration: 9 am – 10:30 am
Starts: from 9:30 am until 11 am
Pre-entry is encouraged but not required. NavDash Event Fees are listed at Event Fees.
For the State Sprint Orienteering Championships start times and fees will vary. As specific start times have to be allocated, the closing date for pre-entry (which is compulsory for championship courses) is a week before the event. Non-championship courses will be available at standard rates, either for pre-entry or enter on the day, though start times will not be until after all championship competitors have started.
Want to know more about what to expect on the day?
Check out the Sprint orienteering tips and a Sample sprint map to get ready for NavDash.
Make sure to check the legend on your map at each event for features on a NavDash map which should not be crossed or entered. You can see the special ones for sprint events here.
If you're not competing for a fast time, please let those who are competitive punch the control ahead of you. They're not trying to be rude – they're just focused.